Taco Bell cheese dip recalled over risk of botulism
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX NEWS) -- Kraft Heinz is voluntarily recalling approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell cheese dip because the product is showing signs of separation, which could lead to botulism.
Fox News reports that the affected product - 15-ounce glass jars of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip - have a “best when used by” date that ranges from Oct. 31, 2018, to Jan. 23, 2019, the company said.
Botulism is a rare but serious type of food poisoning that typically starts with weakness of the muscles that control parts of the face - including the eyes and mouth - and throat, which can spread to the neck, arms, torso and legs, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The bacteria can also affect breathing and could lead to death.
Kraft Heinz said there have not been any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to the matter, but warned customers to not use the affected product even if it doesn’t look or smell spoiled.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-310-3704 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, for a full refund.
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